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Current processor is: AMD Athlon II X2 240

Current Motherboard is: DPJ Indonesia MP-A880GD23 V1.1

I am looking for a CPU with around twice the benchmark potential. I will be reusing the same motherboard, so matching the CPU socket is essential.

In searching for a CPU, I have found what seems to be conflicting information which states that the CPU is an AM2+/AM3 CPU.

If there is more than one CPU available, please list them so I may choose which one I would prefer.

According to Belarc the memory module is

6144 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory

Slot 'DIMM0' is Empty
Slot 'DIMM1' is Empty
Slot 'DIMM2' has 2048 MB (serial number SerNum02)
Slot 'DIMM3' has 4096 MB (serial number SerNum03)

I have no idea whether the motherboard support AM2+ or AM3 port. I have o idea whether the memory is DDR3 or DDR2

The motherboard is so old it's not produced anymore.

My CPU-z says I am using AM3 slot

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  • Jim if you are running DDR2 you have the AM2+ variant of the CPU, if you are running DDR3 you are running the AM3 variant of the CPU. One cpu, TWO socket versions. This is why you need to include more information in your posts than just a single piece of information. Dec 14, 2016 at 5:08
  • Jim, I have suggested an edit to your question. The fix will make the message more readable, as well as give us information needed to answer your question (after you fill in the section I left for you to fill in) Dec 15, 2016 at 3:38
  • Please edit information about the type of RAM you currently have into your question.
    – ArtOfCode
    Dec 15, 2016 at 11:43
  • I have no idea what the memory is.
    – user4951
    Dec 15, 2016 at 12:02
  • How can the same CPU support 2 kind of socket anyway?
    – user4951
    Dec 15, 2016 at 12:03

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If you can find one, I would suggest going with an AMD Phenom II X6 1100T

I have a system running this chip, running as a server currently. Nothing but smooth sailing when I was using it as a gaming/overclocking testbed.

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I would like to add something to the answer.

There is confusion whether I am using AM2+ socket or AM3 sockets. Until today I still have a hard time believing that the same CPU with same product code have 2 versions.

This is very confusing. Hence, we can't know the socket just from the CPU code, which is currently Athlon II X2 240.

And this is where my main problem is.

Well if we want to know, the way is to use a software called CPU-z. From that software I easily find out that my mobo uses AM3 socket with DDR 3 memory.

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Once I know the socket, finding the right CPU is easy.

Just go to https://www.cpubenchmark.net/socketType.html#id11 and there are lists of CPU

AMD II Phenom X6 is one of the thing that fit as NZKshatriya said.

Another I would like to add is that the CPU doesn't have several version. That one CPU simply fit on several sockets.

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answers/id-3365776/cpu-socket-versions.html#19455769

Still not sure.

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